After returning to Newcastle under Lyme, Gladys finished her
book on researching a family tree (Twigs, Twiglets and
Branches). In the course of her research she encountered
many uplifting stories, but also some stories of those who are less fortunate.
This led her research to the various poor laws and eventually to the institution known as 'the workhouse'.
This book is about the Newcastle under Lyme workhouse,
some of its history and the lives of the inmates, why they were there and what happened to them.